AMCHP & ASTHO RELEASE MCH JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE: PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACHES TO PERINATAL SUBSTANCE USE.
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National Resource, Partner & Advocate
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health programs and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, families, and communities.
We build successful programs by disseminating best practices, advocating on behalf of our members in Washington, DC, providing technical assistance, convening leaders to share experiences and ideas, and advising states to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
Protect and Promote
AMCHP members come from the highest levels of state government. They include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health programs. AMCHP’s membership also includes academic, advocacy, community-based family health professionals, adolescent health coordinators, program managers, epidemiologists, family leaders, people with lived experience with the challenges AMCHP endeavor to solve, as well as families themselves.
Medical Home Portal
The Medical Home Portal support professionals and families in working together to care and advocate for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) by providing reliable, practical, and evidence-based information, valuable local and national services and resources, and support for patient-centered practices using the medical home model. Read More
Champion Dyad Initiative
The Champion Dyad Initiative (CDI) is a quality improvement initiative led by SisterWeb that aims to ensure that birthing people of color receive fair and equitable treatment during their births and pregnancies by establishing a partnership with maternal care providers that act as “champions” for patients and doulas at their clinical sites and engage in bi-directional feedback with SisterWeb to better support doulas and families from Black and Latinx communities in San Francisco. Read More
Healthy Mom, Healthy Family: Incorporating Interconception Care Into Well-Child Visits
Healthy Mom, Healthy Family: Incorporating Interconception Care Into Well-Child Visits, based on the national IMPLICIT model, is a quality improvement project designed to impact maternal and infant health by incorporating maternal interconception care into well-child visits in pediatric and family medicine office settings by focusing on four critical maternal health areas: depression/anxiety, tobacco use, family planning, and multivitamin use. Read More
BirthMatters reduces teen pregnancy through reproductive health education and empowers pregnant people to raise healthy families through doulas utilizing the community health worker model. Read More
The Embrace Project Study
The Embrace Project Study (Embrace) focused on addressing maternal mortality and morbidity and diabetes health disparities through mental health and self-care practices that supported cultural identity. Read More
AMCHP and ASTHO Release Maternal and Child Health Journal Special Issue: Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use
Washington, DC – Almost one in four pregnancy-related deaths is attributed to mental health conditions, including substance use disorder, making them the leading underlying cause of pregnancy-related deaths. Now is a critical time to invest in the health and wellness...
Call to Action for Maternal and Child Health Leaders as U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Increased by 3% in 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On November 1, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released provisional data indicating that the total infant mortality rate in the U.S. has increased by 3% from 2021-2022. After decades of decline, these...
AMCHP Staff Member Mallory Cyr Recognized by the de Beaumont Foundation as a Leader in Public Health
Washington, DC – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is delighted to share that our very own Mallory Cyr has been recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 in Public Health. The de Beaumont Foundation announced its 2023 honorees this morning...
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